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Buying, selling or re-mortgaging a home is a big decision. Once made it is important to get the legal paperwork right to make sure your sale or purchase is completed as smoothly as possible. 

Our team understands that moving and buying or selling a property is an enormous commitment and that you want a Residential Property Solicitor who will provide you with dedicated support throughout the conveyancing process to make your move as stress-free as possible.

Our property lawyers are efficient and will do their best to make sure your property chain completes as soon as possible and will keep you informed of progress.

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For no-obligation advice and information, call our specialist Residential Property Solicitors today on 01642 252 828 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Residential Property

Buying or selling a property can be a daunting process as it involves important decisions and a huge amount of legal paperwork. The conveyancing paperwork is cumbersome, whether you are selling or buying, purchasing with a partner or are on your own.

An expert Residential Property Solicitor can ensure that you have all the documents you need to sell your property and that all the right questions have been asked if you are buying a property. If problems occur your conveyancing lawyer can help you find solutions to help stop the property chain from collapsing.

With many years of property law expertise, our property experts will work with you through the conveyancing process including:

  • Preparing sale paperwork
  • Answering sale enquiries
  • Keeping the chain on track when you are buying and selling
  • Addressing issues that crop up such as restrictive covenants, easements and lack of building regulation consent and assessing options and problem solving
  • Exchanging contracts
  • Handling completion day
  • Sorting out Land Registry paperwork

Property Transactions

Our team can help you with:

  • Auction sales and purchases
  • Buying and selling residential property, including property investments, new builds and buy to lets
  • Freehold
  • Leasehold and lease extensions
  • Joint ownership including joint tenants, tenants in common and deeds of trust
  • Transfer of ownership including relationship breakdowns and family home transfers on divorce
  • Landed estates
  • Probate sales
  • Re-financing and re-mortgaging
  • Retirement property
  • Rural property
  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) form completion

Selling a Property

Our property lawyers know you want to get your current house sold quickly and efficiently so you can focus on moving into your new home.

Our team of property experts are on hand to take away some of the stress and help deal with the legal issues that come with selling a property. We can assist you with:

  • Identifying the property documents your buyers will need, such as evidence of planning permission for extensions or damp-proof guarantees
  • Providing the buyer’s solicitors with standard information about the property and answering their additional questions
  • Preparing and exchanging contracts for the sale
  • Completion of the sale and handling any associated purchase

There are many steps and legal requirements which need to be taken before a change in ownership of any property can take place. The process can be complicated and stressful but our property team will help make your transaction as smooth as possible.

Buying a Property

Once you have found your dream property and have agreed on a price through the estate agent, you need a specialist Residential Property Solicitor to investigate the property and handle the legal paperwork, including your mortgage. Buying a property requires a lot of due diligence work by your Conveyancing Solicitor to make sure you, and your mortgage lender, are protected.

Due Diligence in Property Transactions

We will always carry out due diligence to help identify any potential risks involved in your purchase. The due diligence process involves:

  • Enquiries before contract
  • Supplemental enquiries once surveys and search results are available
  • Searches – these depend on the type and location of the property
  • Title investigations to check there are no nasty surprises, such as an extension not having the necessary planning permission or a restrictive covenant that will stop you from using the property for your planned purpose

If due diligence raises issues this does not necessarily have to be the end of your sale or property purchase as you may want to explore price reductions or certain insurance policies.


If you are looking to re-mortgage your home or buy to let property portfolio, our experienced team of Residential Property Solicitors are on hand to guide you through the process.

Our property lawyers have significant experience working with mortgage lenders, so we know how they work and how best to advise.

How Macks Can Help

Our Solicitors will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.

We will provide you with efficient, practical advice and keep you updated throughout your matter. Wherever possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will always know what the costs are from the outset.

Contact us

For more information about conveyancing, you can call us on 01642 252 828; alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our Residential Property Solicitors will be in touch.

Macks Solicitors provide a comprehensive conveyancing service across the country from our offices in MiddlesbroughDarlington and Redcar.

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Helen was incredible

We used Helen from Macks Solicitors for the sale of our property in St Albans. I cannot express what a dream it has been working with Helen! A process which is usually stressful, was instead smooth and extremely stress free! Helen’s communication, professionalism, and efficiency is incredible. We would highly recommend using Helen and Macks Solicitors anytime! Thank you!

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Frank, could I just take a moment to thank you for everything you and Jayne have done. Throughout the whole experience, I was guided by yourself and on occasions, it became quite complicated with my situation however I must express how professional you are and how well you navigated and negotiated the final outcome. Also, Jayne was always a pleasure to speak with and again professional and communicative at every stage.  Without a doubt the best Solicitors practice I have ever dealt with the results Macks Solicitors get, speak for themselves.

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Rob Orton

We really couldn’t have asked for a better legal partner

We’ve recently been on an 8 month journey of buying our first home. After enduring a 3 month Covid delay on our first homebuyers survey on the original house we were looking to purchase (which didn’t turn out well), we pursued a different house and managed to complete on our dream first home in York this month (October).

It’s been a long slog, but throughout the process Helen has been a dream, keeping us updated on each step and where we stood in the process as well as advising us on the outcomes of the searches and survey on the first house. The vendors on the 2nd house wanted a quick sale and we wanted a quick purchase, and Helen’s swift attention to detail ensured numerous legal points that were not identified in the previous sale on the house 3 years ago were addressed this time around, displaying comprehensive focus on all legal matters that may have been missing from the process last time, and we still managed to do this in under 3 months.

Considering the extreme circumstances we find ourselves in with Covid and the slow pace on the lenders side, we really couldn’t have asked for a better legal partner to keep us sane the past few months, with really excellent advice on where we stood if purchasing the original house.

Thanks Helen and Macks!

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Mr Tulip

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Very helpful members of staff. Friendly and supportive at every stage of our professional journey together .Macks solicitors ( Helen Preston and Sophie Fisher ) Enabled the transaction of the sale of my mams property to move swiftly and efficiently without stress. Reception staff were friendly, welcoming and informative, whenever I had to call at the office. I feel that Macks solicitors had the individuals care and safety ( in these uncertain times with Covid ) as their priority. I am grateful for everything they have done and making this transition very efficient and stress free. I would highly recommend their services.

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Mrs Heap

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We used Helen from Macks Solicitors for the sale of our property in St Albans. I cannot express what a dream it has been working with Helen! A process which is usually stressful, was instead smooth and extremely stress free! Helen’s communication, professionalism, and efficiency is incredible. We would highly recommend using Helen and Macks Solicitors anytime! Thank you!

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